After spending the summer with
Now that I’ve achieved my desired result, I’m convinced I could do it right again if I tried. I can’t speak about going from bleached blonde to another light blonde, but if you’re going for dark blonde or darker, you can try this method:
- A semi-permanent ammonia-free hair dye in a light reddish color (such as Clairol Natural Instincts Spiced Tea)
- A permanent hair dye in the color you want to dye your hair (such as Clairol Nice N Easy Natural Lightest Brown). Avoid any cool or ash colors–they may cause your stripped hair to turn green.
I found that the color started to fade pretty fast after a month, but I’ve let my hair end up looking like a gradient. Otherwise, I could touch up the color every other month with a semi-permanent ammonia-free dye in the color I want to keep it fresh. Using a color-safe shampoo (or no shampoo!), cool water, moisturizing your hair, and keeping your hair out of the sun can help protect your hair color.